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Populus alba | White Poplar Tree - 400-420cm, 90lt

Populus alba | White Poplar Tree - 400-420cm, 90lt

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Populus alba, or White Poplar, is a fast-growing, suckering, spreading, deciduous tree with a broad-rounded crown, and 3-5 lobed, dark green leaves, silvery and hairy underneath, white when young, golden yellow in autumn. Small, reddish male or greenish female catkins appear on separate plants in spring, before the leaves. Female flowers are followed by capsules that open to release cottony seeds. Roots can be invasive. White Poplar is easily grown in a wide range of soils and soil conditions, even poorly-drained, except constantly waterlogged. It thrives in average, moist, well-drained soils. It prefers full sun. It is tolerant of salt and winds, therefore, suitable for coastal areas. Attractive to bees and birds. Low maintenance plant. Populus alba, with its attractive foliage, is a great ornamental tree, perfect for very large woodland gardens or parks. Excellent as a windbreak or a screen tree. Not suitable for streets or near the houses because of its vigorous roots and messy tendencies.
  • Common Name

    White Poplar

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe to Central Asia

  • Flower

    small, reddish male or greenish female catkins

  • Foliage

    3-5 lobed, dark green leaves, silvery and hairy underneath, white when young, golden yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

suckering, spreading

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, poorly–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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